I've read so many of the great posts here and decided it was time to finally go for it and ask some questions of you great travel experts!
My husband and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this month. We are flying into Portland on the afternoon of 5/22 and need to spend the night before we pick up our RV rental in Beaverton the next day. Having traveled the whole day to get there (from Missouri), I doubt we will want to do much that evening. Would love a hotel near the airport (maybe one that serves breakfast the next morning before we head to Beaverton via the rail?).
We have one week and expect to go up to Astoria, down part of the coast and over to the Dalles. Knowing we are starting our trip during the Memorial Day weekend, are there any recommendations for areas that we might find better with the RV from a crowd standpoint or is that just something we need to expect? One last question - we expect to end up in downtown Portland on Friday, May 30 early after dropping off the RV. Would like to spend our last night downtown before we head out on the 31st. Would welcome any and all suggestions. Thank you in advance for your recommendations. I'm always amazed at the kindness of strangers when it comes to travel guidance!